Monday, August 24 2015
Heart disease is the number one killer among men and women in the United States and occurs when your body has too much bad cholesterol or "LDL's". Many people think that eating high fat food is the only cause of high cholesterol, but this isn't the case. The liver actually produces most of the cholesterol in the body upwards of 75%. Even if you eat an all vegetarian diet, you can still have heart disease because your body can turn the other macronutrients into cholesterol via the liver.
Monday, August 10 2015
For some, weight loss can seem like a never ending road. On so many occasions, many people claim they have tried everything, but still can't loose weight. These people often try diet supplements, crash diets, and cleanses. However, so much of weight loss comes from what you do with your shoes, not your fork. Ok, but before you jump off the deep end and assume you can eat whatever you want as long as you exercise....Stop. Of course you have to stop eating the excess food that makes you gain weight. One pound of fat has 3500 cal. and you burn roughly 10cal/min while exercising. This works out to be 5.83 hours of exercise to drop a pound of fat. If you were to drop the same amount of weight with diet alone, it would take close to two weeks and you could possibly alter you lean muscle mass if you drop your calories too low. Most people run into major problems loosing weight because of the lack of exercise. Don't fall for the "a little is better than nothing" mentality. When you decide to shed some fat, success breeds success! One hour of exercise per day, even if it's walking, will produce good results. Come on in to Body Works Personal Training, and let us show you how successful you can be!